Military Minute: 4 Smart Insurance Strategies

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Military members and their families face a lot of insurance choices. Today’s Military Minute, sponsored by Armed Forces Benefit Association, breaks down four types of insurance and offers some useful guidance for you to make good decisions. Learn more!

Brat Stamps


What is in a name? A lot. For many military children, the term “military brat” is more than a label. It is an identity that helps define their childhood lifestyle, experiences and upbringing — a descriptor that can resonate into adulthood. As she prepared for her family’s eighth permanent change of station move, 15-year-old Maddie […]

10 Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Will Love


Father’s Day is this Sunday, and if your dad is anything like my dad, he’s impossible to shop for. So what do you get the man that would rather buy everything he wants himself? 1. 13 Function Army Knife with Rubber Grip Etsy is a wonderful place, and while it may be a little too late to […]

D-Day’s hero: Andrew Higgins loved bourbon, cursed a lot and built the boats that won WWII


By Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post Andrew Jackson Higgins, the man Dwight D. Eisenhower once credited with winning World War II, was a wild and wily genius. At the New Orleans plant where his company built the boats that brought troops ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944, Higgins hung a sign that said, “Anybody caught […]

Unsealed 75 years after Battle of Midway: New details of alarming WWII press leak


By Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune ix months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the June 7, 1942, edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune trumpeted news of a stunning American victory over a Japanese armada at the Battle of Midway. “Jap Fleet Smashed by U.S.; 2 Carriers Sunk at Midway: 13 to […]

Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters


Codebreakers’ work played a key role in the Allied invasion on D-Day — and created the world that’s led us to today’s encryption battle. By Laura Hautala, CNET It was night when three British sailors and a 16-year-old canteen assistant boarded a sinking U-boat off the coast of Egypt. A spotlight shone on them from […]

The Japanese torture of my father in World War II was horrific


The Japanese torture of my father was horrific — so why are they considering watering down the apology for their wartime past? Around 80,000 allied troops were captured by Japan in Singapore and suffered some of the worst treatment imaginable. By Liz Bestic, The Independent The Japanese have always had a problem admitting they did […]

Homeless veterans move into shipping container apartments


By Fox News An apartment complex built entirely of recycled shipping containers in California is providing shelter for homeless veterans. Potter’s Lane, located in Midway City, Calif., was built by the American Family Housing, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and assistance to those in need, according to its website. Potter’s Lane is the first multi-family […]

From Sorority Girl To Soldier


Nine months ago, Natalia Spivey was a typical college freshman majoring in accounting. She also rushed and joined the Delta Delta chapter of the sorority, Kappa Delta, at Troy University. Today, she’s a far fetch from your average college student. Now, she’s a soldier. Joining the National Guard On November 4, 2016, Natalia joined Army […]

Getting it Right


by Jennifer G. Williams Talking with Retired Marine Captain Dale Dye about his work in Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera. Dale Dye came to Hollywood in the mid-1980s on a mission. The recently retired Marine captain who earned three Purple Hearts in Vietnam wanted to correct a wrong he felt went […]

What do you really need?


by Bennett Leigh Insurance. Everyone needs it, but few hope to ever use it. There are so many types of coverage out there today, so how do you know what you need or how much you need? The key is finding a balance — a policy that gives you enough coverage but doesn’t cost too […]